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Summerhill Country Park and Outdoor Nature Reserve is a beautiful, 100 acre park in Hartlepool. It’s vast green spaces make wonderful walking paths in all seasons. The paths are signposted for those looking to venture into Summerhill and further afield. These walkways are popular amongst dogwalkers.  

Summerhill Country park has 2 children’s play areas, with picnic benches next to one.  The BMX track and 8 large climbing boulders are near the play areas. All are within walking distance of the centre and café. 

Summerhill also has amazing and diverse wildlife. Dotted around the park are viewing stations for ponds and birds. The viewing stations are great fun and educational activities for families. The centre contains information about its wildlife. Its forestry and green spaces serve as excellent spots for picnicking areas. 

Summerhill visitor’s centre offers a range of activities. These range from outdoor sports, to archery and self-led orienteering. Please check their linked Facebook page for more details on these events. 

 Other things which Summerhill Country Park offers:

  • Café
  •  Toilet facilities
  •  Large free car park
  •  2 ponds with viewing platforms
  •  Replica iron age roundhouse
  •  2 free mobility scooters which can be used when hired in advance
Q Is the park disability friendly?

Yes, the park is disability friendly, but please note the paths are rocky so some wheelchair users may struggle, but other visitors in wheelchairs or pushchairs have managed.

Q Are there car boot sales there?

Yes, the park offers car boot sales from time to time, so it is advised that you check when these are scheduled.

Q How much is entry?

The park, visitors centre, toilets and car park are all free to use. The only spending required is if you wish to use the café.

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